To all the Columbia students who will find themselves being signed into here next year: you’re in luck. Barnard first year resident hall is one of the luckiest with AC, controlled heating, and amazing natural light. In this totally unbiased review written by Bwoggers-by-day and Sulz-residents-by-night Cara Hudson-Erdman and Idris O’Neill, read more about what the hall holds for you.
Location: The Barnard quad (3009 Broadway)
Nearby dorms: Brooks, Reid, and Hewitt form the rest of the quad. It’s also close to the 600s, Elliott, and Furnald (Columbia).
Stores and restaurants: Morton Williams, Shake Shack, Sweetgreen, Amir’s
Cost: Barnard hasn’t released room rates for 2018-2019, but this year’s was $9,510
Amenities: You can access anything located within the quad without leaving the building– this includes Primary Care, Furman Counseling Center, practice rooms in the basement, Brooks and Sulzberger study lounges, Brooks piano lounge, and WBAR. It’s also steps from Hewitt dining hall, as well as Barnard Hall. There’s also a nice lounge on the first floor that’s basically a waiting area for guests.
If you’re a first-year at Barnard and you’re living in Sulz, you’ve lucked out. You have huge windows, lots of natural light (I hardly ever turn on the lights during the daytime), and most importantly– AC! Your friends in Brooks and Reid will be very jealous during muggy September. There’s also a kind of theory that people living in Sulz tend to form closer relationships with their hall. Living in the quad can make you feel a little trapped at times since you’re in literally the same building as everyone in your class, but it’s so nice to be located so close to everything! Basically, first-year housing has it’s ups and down but this is the best you’re going to get.
“I love Sulz! My favorite part is the air conditioning”
“My favorite part is the rats and cockroaches that infest my room and the dust that collects, the slamming doors, the mouse in the lounge, and the proximity to Hewitt’s B rating, and not being able to use 2 of 4 the elevators”
“I love being in a triple and I love my roommates but there’s not a lot of space”
“I’m lucky I love my roommates because I would have killed them by now. I never thought I would get so used to not having a moment by myself.”
“The views are nice. It’s close to all my classes”
“The lounges are decent”
“Overall I’m happy I don’t have to live in Brooks or Reid”